Jay C. Rudd
is an ophthalmologist for Clarus Eye Center in Lacey. He is Thurston
County's first board-certified cornea specialist and one of the few
fellowship-trained refractive surgeons in the United States. He is a
graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles and
Philadelphia's Jefferson Medical College where he graduated magna
cum laude. In June 1999 he completed his residency at the
prestigious Wills Eye Hospital, one of U.S. News & World Report's
top three ophthalmology centers. He went on to obtain fellowship
training in cornea and refractive surgery at the University of
Utah's John A. Moran Eye Center, one of just three centers in the
U.S. that offers this advanced level of training.
Dr. Rudd has participated in FDA trials for implantable corrective
lenses. He has also performed significant clinical research in other
areas of ophthalmic surgery. Most recently, he authored
Complications of Refractive Surgery, an extensive surgical review
for a leading ophthalmology textbook. Dr. Rudd specializes in
cornea, cataract and refractive surgery using emerging technologies
like intra-ocular lens implants, high frequency ultrasound and
no-stitch and micro-incision surgery to minimize patient discomfort
and recovery times.
is active in the community, serving on the boards of Providence St.
Peter Hospital Foundation, Nova Middle School, Hands on Children’s
Museum, Pope John Paul II High School, and St. Michael Faithraising
Campaign. He is president and board chair for St. Michael School.